Now You Can Grab an Unlimited Zune Pass for $150 a Year

Without fanfare, Microsoft now offers Zune fans an all you can eat yearly subscription for $150 (previously, you were limited $15 month-by-month access). Like the incremental plan, you'll still be able to keep ten tracks per month. [Ars Technica] » 10/22/10 6:46pm 10/22/10 6:46pm

Keep Enemies Close: Microsoft Needs iPhone Apps

The most thrilling Microsoft product in years was killed before it ever officially existed. One of its most awesome services elicits more snickers than nods. Microsoft isn't even in the mobile space right now. Redmond, we have a problem. » 9/30/10 12:00pm 9/30/10 12:00pm

Microsoft Might Lower Zune Pass Price To Keep Up With Competition

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft might be considering lowering the price on its Zune Pass service in order to better compete with Apple and RealNetworks. Currently the service gives you unlimited music streaming and 10 song downloads for $14.99/month. [Bloomberg] » 5/27/10 6:51pm 5/27/10 6:51pm

How To: Play Zune Pass Music on Your WinMo Handset

For $15 a month, a Zune Pass subscription is a pretty great deal. The only catch, seemingly, is that you also have to pony up a couple hundred bucks for a Zune. Except! Turns out you don't. PocketNow shows how: » 12/21/09 3:07pm 12/21/09 3:07pm

Microsoft: There's Still a Sliver of Hope For Zune On Apple Products

Microsoft's all about letting little nuggets loose this fine afternoon: a Microsoft rep just told Mary Jo Foley that the company is mulling "port[ing] the Zune software and services to other platforms, including Apple's." Hey, yes! Do that! » 10/06/09 6:02pm 10/06/09 6:02pm

Stream Zune Songs to Your iPhone

Gear Live found a roundabout, but clever, way of streaming Zune tracks onto your iPhone. Why would you do that? Because Zune Pass gets you a basically unlimited amount of songs, and they don't play natively on the iPhone. » 7/07/09 10:00pm 7/07/09 10:00pm

New Zune Ad Obliterated Because, You Know, It's Stupid

Wes Moss. Certified financial planner. WSJ reader. Local host radio. Porcelain dog collector. Ultradouche. Jason nailed him. Now Penny Arcade has a take on the Zune Pass itself with the argument of the Zune ad. » 5/15/09 4:40pm 5/15/09 4:40pm

How I Plan to Taste Music

I haven't attained new music very regularly in years since the days I actually respected FM content. Between the modern choice—buying tracks, subscribing to a service or stealing it—I'm just not getting enough exposure to try before I download. Last night, things changed in a way that I hope paves the way for the… » 11/20/08 6:20pm 11/20/08 6:20pm

Zune Pass Subscription Service Adds Ten Free Keeper Tracks a Month

Microsoft's $15 Zune Pass subscription service—a pretty sweet deal already—has just porked up their offer by giving you 10 free songs that you can keep » 11/20/08 12:00am 11/20/08 12:00am every month. We've talked about Zune Pass in our Zune reviews before, but it's basically access to all of the Zune Marketplace for only the price of a CD a month.…

Microsoft MixView Is Prettier, More Useful Version of iTunes' Genius

Not content with deploying their version of Apple's Genius tech support lackeys » 9/12/08 1:21am 9/12/08 1:21am, Microsoft is now biting on the iTunes Genius song feature as well and the initial previews make it look... really awesome, actually. Wired got a sneak preview of the Zune 3.0 software, to be released on Sept. 16, and found it much more…

Future Zunes to be Free with Subscription?

Microsoft might be taking a page from the mobile phone playbook, offering cheap or free Zunes for customers willing to sign up for a long-term service contract. Zune marketing director Jason Reindorp stated that they were looking at using the all-you-can-eat Zune Pass subscription like a phone contract. » 4/04/07 2:45pm 4/04/07 2:45pm